Old blue-haired church ladies, lock up your organs! Melodica-loving, masked British four-piece Clinic are back with a summer/fall tour. That’s right, good people of Europe and Selected East Coast Cities, Clinic are coming to your town, all ready to post up at fancy Irish outdoor festivals or skulk about your most historic cathedrals — whatever strikes their dark, moody fancy. And they’ll do it all while wearing the same tattered surgical masks they’ve been wearing since like 1997 or whatever. They’ll be playing lilting, melancholy tunes, some also from 1997 or whatever, and in the aforementioned Selected East Coast Cities they’ll be sharing the stage with Grooms.
Old tattered masks aside, Clinic are still riding high off the success of last year’s Free Reign (TMT Review) on Domino Records and the Daniel Lopatin alternate mix, aptly titled Free Reign II. They closed out another Austin Psych Fest this past April and now they’re gearing up for European summer festival season, which rolls into European fall festival season with late September’s Liverpool Psych Fest. Until then, though, they’ve got a few new US dates in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Lexington, and Washington, DC. Go to these shows, my fellow Americans, and buy these people some new masks, please; there are new versions of off-brand SARS breeding in neglected Ukranian chicken farms every year.
08.10.13 - Oxford, UK - Braziers Park
08.14.13 - Saint Malo, France - La Nouvelle Vague
08.24.13 - Ardross Castle, UK - Doune The Rabbit Hole
08.31.13 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09.13.13 - Portmeirion, UK - Festival No. 6
09.16.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
09.17.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
09.18.13 - Washington, DC - DC9 *
09.20.13 - Lexington, KY - Boomslang Festival
09.28.13 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Fest